Independent Spirit Awards: Our top 10 favorite looks


Jennifer Lopez, Jon Hamm and other celebrities brightened the Film Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday in Santa Monica in a panoply of playful prints and vibrant colors.

Fresh off a buzzworthy half-time performance at last week’s Super Bowl in Miami, Lopez proved she’s every inch a movie star — even without an Oscar nomination for her role in “Hustlers” — in a sparkly turtleneck belted under a floor-grazing fuchsia skirt by Valentino.

“Think pink” was the idea behind America Ferrera’s jacket and dress from Self-Portrait. Jon Hamm veered darker toward burgundy for his head-to-toe look from Brunello Cucinelli.


A parade of prints could be seen on other actresses. There were cherries (Idina Menzel in Michael Kors Collection); flowers (Mindy Kaling in Carolina Herrera); hand-drawn lips (Rachel Brosnahan in Brandon Maxwell); and embroidered leaves (Olivia Wilde in Fendi). In a prelude to Valentine’s Day, Zazie Beetz seemed smitten with the heart print on her white dress by Rodarte, which bloomed with a big ruffle on the single right sleeve.

“The Farewell” made off with best picture as Zhao Shuzhen upset Jennifer Lopez and “Uncut Gems” claimed three prizes, including a win for Adam Sandler.

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The directors and writers didn’t let the thespians grab all the attention. Lulu Wang, director of “The Farewell,” melded style and sustainability in a pear-green gown hand-draped out of recycled taffeta by Prabal Gurung. Playwright Jeremy O. Harris, who has taken Broadway by storm with “Slave Play,” caught people’s eye in a yellow-on-tan suit with cropped pants and a fresh ikat print.

For celebrities who preferred neutral shades in white and black, texture and architectural details helped them to stand out. Emily Ratajkowski’s black mini dress by Versace featured draped round shoulders. The exaggerated collar of Renee Zellweger’s black retro-style suit by Christian Dior Haute Couture appeared to be folded over her lithe frame. And Hunter Schafer resembled a hipster angel in a finely pleated white dress by Loewe with notched Malone Souliers boots.

Just ask ‘Chernobyl’ star Jared Harris whose wife says he’s evolved into a fashion guy. ‘I’m not frightened of a pop of color,’ Harris says.

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But who made our list? Here are our top 10 looks from the Independent Spirit Awards.

Jennifer Lopez wore a Valentino turtleneck and skirt with accessories from Judith Leiber, Jimmy Choo and Casadei.

Rachel Brosnahan wore a Brandon Maxwell bralette and skirt and Chloe Gosselin sandals.

Emily Ratajkowski chose a mini dress and gladiator sandals from Versace with Pomellato jewelry.


Renee Zellweger wore a Christian Dior Haute Couture suit.

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Zazie Beetz wore a Rodarte dress.

Hunter Schafer wore a Loewe dress and Malone Souliers boots.

America Ferrera wore a Self-Portrait dress and jacket with an Edie Parker bag.

Olivia Wilde wore a Fendi gown and Jennifer Meyer Jewelry earrings.


Jon Hamm wore a full look by Brunello Cucinelli.

“Slave Play” playwright Jeremy O. Harris wore a yellow-on-tan suit with cropped pants.